Drugs and guns seized in Campbell River RCMP arrest

Drugs and guns seized in Campbell River RCMP arrest
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Police seized firearms when conducting a search warrant related to a stabbing in Campbell River.

When Campbell River RCMP officers were conducting a search warrant following an arrest related to a stabbing earlier this month, they discovered firearms and drugs.

The stabbing took place on July 19 around 11 a.m. in the downtown core. The victim was stabbed in the back and was taken to hospital and has since been released from care.

On July 27, police arrested a 24-year-old man who is believed to be responsible for the attack.

Officers also conducted a search warrant of the suspects residence, where they discovered several firearms and drugs, which were seized.

The firearms included modified rifles and shotguns and the drugs included over 100 grams of fentanyl and smaller quantities of prescription dilaudid and crack cocaine.

The suspect has been released on protective conditions and police will recommend firearms, drug and property offence charges.

“This search and seizure is the result of the excellent ongoing police work carried out by our local officers on a day to day basis,” said Inspector Jeff Preston. “Anytime we are able to remove illegal firearms and a toxic drug supply from the community, it’s a positive for the community’s overall well being.”

This is the second stabbing that took place in the same week in Campbell River.

The first was on July 14, where a man was stabbed twice in the heart and lung.

The victim in that stabbing, Colin Dube-Wheat, was airlifted to the Victoria General Hospital for life-saving surgery.

READ MORE: Campbell River man stabbed in the heart now recovering at home

CHEK News has asked Campbell River RCMP if the two are believed to be related. This story will be updated when a reponse is received.


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